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The Red Admiral

The Red Admiral
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P72
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-26 3:00
Viewed: 3679
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta), also known as the Red Admirable, is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.

This large butterfly is identified by its striking dark brown, red and black wing pattern. The caterpillars feed on nettles, the adults drink from flowering plants like the Buddleia and overripe fruit.

In northern Europe, it is one of the last butterflies to be seen before winter sets, often feeding on ivy flowers on sunny days. The Red Admiral is also known to hibernate, re-emerging subjects showing prominently darker colourings than first brood subjects. The butterfly also flies in sunny winter days, especially in southern Europe.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_atalanta

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Hi Milos,
Very sharp and neat image. Great details. Nice simple frame. Great PP works and superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

bonjour milos
voila un tres bon gros plan de ce vulcain que j'ai aussi reussi a approcher cet été.les fleurs blanches sont legerement OE mais le papillon lui est tres net et haut en couleurs.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-26 5:29]
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Hi Milos

Beautiful shot, with a lovely composition and pose, the details are nice and sharp with great colours, its amazing to see the colours and pattern on the underside of the wings compared to the upperside, as the blue is only on the underside.

TFS Hilary :o)

What a beautiful butterfly Milos.
So nice colors, so beautiful composition so clear shot and a wondeful BG that makes your theme more and more beautiful.
5+ from me but only 2 from TN
TFS and see you

Good sharp image.
Good POV and composition.
The whites on the flower are a bit OE but not too bad.

This is truly an "admirable" species of butterflies, Milos. You have done a fantastic job of shooting it from a perfect POV. The colours are just beautiful and focus and details are spot on.
Well done and thanks for sharing this beautiful image.

Hi, Milos.
Very nice butterfly. Good composition. Beautiful colors. Sharp.

bonsoir MILOS
une vrai merveille de cette composition fleur papillons, couleurs très nettes. bravo et merci du partage

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-26 14:17]

Hola Milos.
Que belleza esta butterfly, buena captiura saludos.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-09-26 15:50]

Hi Milos
Beautiful shot with very vivid colours and very good detail. Excellent POV AND composition

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-26 22:34]

Hello Milos

A beautiful shot of this red admiral.Excellent DOF and POV.I really like the way you composed the shot and the colours are vivid and bold.It is on a very lovely flower that is well captured too.Great job.TFS


Hi Milos,
Butterfly is colourful and on focus.
Good compo.
Take care with sunlight and white colours...OE in flower..
Well done

well composed, nicely shot a very beautiful butterfly on a equally beautiful flower.nice pov. good dof.

Beau le papillon,bien net,de belles couleurs bien rendue par la photo . Thomas

incredible details

tfs mario

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